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Scientist, Gene Delivery and Regeneration



North Carolina, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023

About the Role:

Reporting to the Associate director, Delivery and Regeneration, the scientist (I-III or senior), plays an important role in development of delivery technologies for genetic bioengineering, optimization of plant transformation efficiency, and pipeline production.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a depth of experience that includes the following competencies and skills.

Key Competencies:

  • Leads and coordinates multiple research projects simultaneously. The position is responsible for identification, validation, optimization and adoption of current and emerging technological systems in gene delivery, plant tissue culture and plant regeneration to support transformation in multiple crop species
  • Coordinates within Transformation facility and staff, including protocol development, SOPs, quality control, data archival, analysis of results and troubleshooting
  • Serves as a technical expert and serve as an effective communicator of scientific research
  • Provides intellectual guidance to research associates and assistants working in the area of plant tissue culture and transformation
  • Works closely with both internal teams and external collaborators to build state-of-the-art organizational capabilities through his/her experience and professional network
  • Demonstrates accountability, responsibility and integrity in every aspect of professional life at Elo Life Systems, while upholding Company values

The Successful Applicant:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent in plant biology or a related field and 5 years or more of technical experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in a hand-on tissue culture/crop transformation setting
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and transform major and specialty crops through designing creative technical solutions
  • Expertise in operation of various microscopy and imaging instrument
  • Ability to create and implement high quality innovative concepts for R&D development and execution
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment encompassing multiple disciplines
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in using morphogenic genes to improve plant transformation efficiency is desirable
  • Ability to perform molecular biology techniques, including cloning, DNA extraction, RNA extraction and Q-RT-PCR
  • Experience with protoplast regeneration is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with sugar beet transformation is preferred


We offer a very competitive compensation package, consisting of salary, bonus, equity, and benefits to all team members. For health benefits we pay 100% of employees and their family members!

Elo Life Systems, Inc. is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.